--ignore-case option does not ignore pathname case?

John Pierman haqthat at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 13:45:16 UTC 2015

Anyone out there feel like contributing to this feature?
It appears it was marked assigned for 3.1.1 but I didn't see any movement.


On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM, John Pierman <haqthat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why is it not ignoring case?
> Because you're not running it on a case-ignoring filesystem.  That patch
> is (sadly) only a partially effective set of changes that helps rsync to
> deal with a filesystem that doesn't differentiate upper-/lower-case when
> naming files.  Rsync's main algorithm of probing for files by name (via
> stat) didn't change, and thus it doesn't try to find an alternate name for
> the same file if the filesystem isn't conglomerating them together (and
> indeed, it totally fails to notice if the case on a filename has changed on
> the server compared to the file's name on the receiver).
> For a means of fixing this, I'm imaging having the code that is used for
> --delete-during getting modified to notice changes in case and trying to
> fix them (even if rsync isn't doing a delete-during run).  If that were
> done, the patch would probably then be in good enough shape to finally be
> included in the main code.
> ..wayne..
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